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Frozen cheese sauce - to buy?

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SplatPancake Tue 02-Jan-18 21:30:46

Just watched Inside the Factory- Fish Fingers and they had a segment with Miguel Barclay making dishes using ONLY frozen ingredients (fish, meat, mash, veg, etc.).

Bizarrely, he seemed to be using “pellets” of bought frozen cheese sauce. I’m intrigued- anyone ever seen this for sale? I’ve googled to no avail. I mean, I know you can freeze home-made roux-based sauces, but I’ve never seen frozen pellets before.

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Backinten Tue 02-Jan-18 21:47:02

I found one place online that sells them but you have a min order of 10kg shockconfused.

SplatPancake Tue 02-Jan-18 22:33:04

10 kg ?!?! shock

I’m not that intrigued grin

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HandbagFan Wed 03-Jan-18 08:20:00

10kg of cheese sauce sounds like my husband’s dream come true! grin

idontlikealdi Wed 03-Jan-18 08:24:26

Tesco. It’s fine for cauliflower cheese or a quick cheese sauce for the kids.

SplatPancake Wed 03-Jan-18 19:24:53

gringrin Handbag

Thanks IdontlikeAldi, I work near a massive Tesco, so will have a look tomorrow on my way home. It’s exactky that I’d be interested in it for - always have pasta in the house, can’t always be bothered with making cheese sauce, but kids LOVE it. Have a few tricky evenings coming up where I’m working late and DS is now starting Cubs about an hour later, so anything quick would be welcome!

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SplatPancake Fri 05-Jan-18 18:45:14

Found it in Tesco as advised, and kids tried some tonight - gnocchi & cheese sauce on the table in 5 minutes (we don’t have a microwave or it would have been quicker 😉)

Clean plates!

Although I wouldn’t use it all the time, it’s definitely a handy fallback. Ingredients list pretty straightforward too...

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AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 05-Jan-18 18:49:07

Sounds good - does it have a guide to how much to use for a recipe? Thinking of a quick lasagne or something.

SplatPancake Sat 06-Jan-18 19:33:28

Bizarrely the microwave instructions are v specific, requiring 116g to be put into a bowl and nuked, but the job instructions just say “empty contents into a pan and heat” confused

The pack contains 350g; I used just under half last night on kids’ gnocchi (they don’t like it too saucy, but it was well coated).

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SplatPancake Sat 06-Jan-18 19:34:04

Job= hob

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ememem84 Thu 11-Jan-18 11:36:44

I was just looking for this!!! Watched the fish finger show and was intrigued by frozen cheese sauce.

Must see if our Tesco store sells it. It’s not a proper Tesco just a franchise so may not.

SoupDragon Thu 11-Jan-18 11:41:35

I cheat with cheese sauce - bung milk in a pan, dissolve cornflour in milk, heat til it thickens, shove in grated cheese and seasoning. I measure nothing, just wing it! I used to make proper roux sauce but this seems to work just as well and has no lumps.

Then, because I’m the only one who likes cheese sauce, I freeze the left overs!

SplatPancake Thu 11-Jan-18 13:49:36

i had to go to a biiig Tesco em

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ememem84 Thu 11-Jan-18 17:49:31

Oh bum. Well. I’ll take a look and hope they have it. I mentioned to dh that I was going to try and find some but he dismissed it “we don’t eat a lot of cheese saucy things” which is true. Because whenever I want to eat cheese saucy things we never have milk. Sigh.

OnePoundMeals Fri 12-Jan-18 12:04:18

Hello everyone,
I’m so happy with all the interest in my frozen food segment on Inside The Factory! Thank you all so much, it really means a lot.
I can confirm the segment was filmed about 5 months ago and the frozen cheese sauce was bought at Tesco, but unfortunately it seems they have discontinued it!
I’ll let you know if I find anything similar on my food adventures!
Miguel Barclay

GrabbyMcGrabby Fri 12-Jan-18 12:08:15

Blatant placemarking! Thanks everyone and esp Miguel!

ememem84 Fri 12-Jan-18 12:11:31

@onepoundmeals noooooooo!!!

SplatPancake Fri 12-Jan-18 17:39:49

Come to Swindon, it’s the centre of the frozen cheese sauce world!

(Also available: frozen carbonara!)

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CurlsLDN Fri 12-Jan-18 17:46:28

I’ve just added it to my Tesco online food order, not out of stock there!

ememem84 Fri 12-Jan-18 17:51:54

Oh god frozen carbonara.

I would. But it’s an expensive trip. I’m in the Channel Islands.

AdaColeman Fri 12-Jan-18 18:02:15

Not quite the same, but Sainsburys does frozen cauliflower cheese at £2 for just over half a kilo, which you could use in a similar way, adding pasta or gnocchi, diced ham, peas or broad beans etc.

JingsMahBucket Fri 12-Jan-18 20:54:26

@CurlsLDN do you have a link please? I can't seem to find it on the site.

CurlsLDN Fri 12-Jan-18 21:00:41

jings i use the Tesco app, I just searched cheese sauce and there it was

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